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Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, Trezise and Roughsey search for Hells Gate, 1985, oil on board, Private Collection Cairns
Searching for Hells Gate: Percy Trezise, Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey and Ray Crooke
29 August - 9 November 2014

In July of 1969 Percy Trezise, Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, Frank Woolsten and Ray Crooke undertook a search of the Kennedy Creek Region of Cape York. Their aim was to locate a pass in the Great Dividing Range named after the exhortations of a priest as the 'Gates of Hell' during the 1873 Palmer River gold rush. Searching for Hells Gate explores the rediscovery of the passage and examines the stories relating to the history of the region through the paintings of Ray Crooke, Percy Trezise and Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey.

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Stephen Bowers, Blu roo - a little bird told me, 2011. Wheel thrown earthenware by Mark Heidenrich underglaze colour, clear earthenware glaze.
Stephen Bowers: Beyond Bravura Jam Factory Icon 2013
17 October - 30 November 2014

Beyond Bravura features an extensive selection of works by Stephen Bowers, one of Australia's leading contemporary ceramic artists. Bowers has been working with ceramics since the late 1970s, and for much of his career he has been making objects that are rich in whimsical figurative ornamentation.
A JamFactory touring exhibition. Supported by Visions of Australia, an Australia Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.

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Samuel Tupou, Viewpoint #3 (Wrights hill). Collection of the artist
SAMUEL TUPOU: FUTURE LANDSCAPES
14 November 2014 - 4 January 2015

Well recognised for his techniques of silk-screen and digital prints on PVC and paper, Sam Tupou's Future Landscapes simultaneously embody the surreal and the ethereal. With backdrops of Pacific-inspired patterning, the artist re-invents captured moments from images salvaged from his family photo albums.

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Sue Ryan, Camp Dogs, 2014. ghost nets, mixed media. Cairns Regional Gallery Collection. Gift of the Friends of Cairns Regional Gallery
SUE RYAN: CAMP DOGS
14 November 2014 - 4 January 2015

Cairns-born artist Sue Ryan has an innate love of animals and nature. Though punishing on her fingers, the process of weaving unraveled strands of tough nylon fishing net to create the highly recognizable form of a canine is her passion. In November 2013 the Friends of the Gallery commissioned three of Ryan's Camp Dogs for the Gallery's Permanent Collection. This significant acquisition complements Sue Ryan's quirky Tip Dogs mono-prints that were acquired by the Gallery in 2011.

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Eamon O'Toole, Toyota Corolla Ute - 1975, 1989/90. hand moulded plastic, steel, rubber, wood, enamel paint, aluminum leaf, textas. 410cm x 160cm x 165cm
EAMON O'TOOLE: BIG BOYS TOYS
5 December 2014 - 8 March 2015

Eamon O'Toole's twin passions of art and sport are manifested in his remarkable, moulded plastic sculptures that depict iconic and heroic motor-sports engines, cars and assorted "big boys" paraphernalia. Life-sized and exciting, the sculptures in Big Boys Toys brim with humour and a sense of the surreal.

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Timothy Cook, Kulama, 2011, natural pigments and acrylic binder on canvas 150 x 200 cm Collection of Seva Frangos, Perth Courtesy the artist and Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association, Melville Island, NT
THE WORLD IS NOT A FOREIGN LAND: NEW PERSPECTIVES IN CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS PRACTICE
24 December 2014 - 8 February 2015

The world is not a Foreign Land brings together work by six extraordinarily gifted artists: Timothy Cook, Freda Warlapinni, Djambawa Marawili, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Ngarra and Rusty Peters. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regions-the Tiwi islands, the Kimberley and North-east Arnhem Land- each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art.
The world is not a Foreign Land is an Ian Potter Museum of Art and NETS Victoria touring exhibition, curated by Quentin Sprague. The development, presentation, promotion and tour of this project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012. Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection plus 5 LCD screen installation. Installation view, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney. Photo: Jacob Ring. Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation 2012. Image courtesy the artists.
IN-HABIT: PROJECT ANOTHER COUNTRY
17 October - 30 November 2014

In-Habit: Project Another Country is a participatory exhibition by Filipino-born, Brisbane-based artists, Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan. As part of their project, the Aquilizans encourage participants to create small-scale, makeshift or "dream" houses from recycled cardboard boxes that will become part of the evolving city that is the In-Habit exhibition/ installation.
In-Habit: Project Another Country is a Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation commissioned project, toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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COMMUNITY EXHIBITIONS PROGRAM


Rose Rigley, Where are you I (detail), 2014
Letters to my father: Rose Rigley
10 October - 16 November 2014

Letters to my father focuses on the fragility of memory, human mortality and the mundane moments that form the composite of our lives. Utilising personal symbolism, Rigley finds the quiet markers of life and investigates the memorials we create to those that we have lost in death. Through sculpture and mixed media, the artist explores the ways in which people store and access their core memories and how these subtle nuances of memory operate unseen, beneath the surface, to shape the individual.

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Lone White, Seeding, 2011. Private Collection.
Cairns Potters Club: Melting Pot 2014
17 October - 16 November 2014

Melting pot 2014 is the eleventh biennial National Ceramic Exhibition presented by the Cairns Potters Club, which is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year. The National Ceramic Exhibitions showcase current directions in ceramics in Australia and embrace a diversity of approaches to the medium.

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Andrew Linklater, Gallery Body Language no 4, 2013. oil on canvas. Winner of the Casino Acquisitive Prize 2013 and the Packers Prize 2013
CAIRNS ART SOCIETY: 67TH ANNUAL OPEN ART EXHIBITION
21 NOVEMBER - 21 December 2014

The Cairns Art Society Inc. proudly launches its 67th Annual Open Art Exhibition. This year selected member artists' works will be judged by Australian artist, Donald James Waters whose style of work transcends genres but originated with botanical art. Donald Waters is represented in many public and private collections, including the collection of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Phil Johns, Dreadnought, 2014, oil on canvas
VERGE 2014
21 November - 14 December 2014

Verge 2014 is a group exhibition of selected works by students of James Cook University Creative Industries, TAFE Visual Arts and TAFE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts courses. This exhibition showcases the breadth and diversity of approaches to training the region's future artists and is an exciting preview of the future direction of artists in our region.


Louise Derry, Sky study VI, 2014, oil on canvas
LOU DERRY: CHANGING SEASONS
19 December 2014 - 18 January 2015

Lou Derry's primary interest has long been the sky and weather in all their changing manifestations. Increasingly her work is less about the "land" and more about the "space" the land occupies, with landmarks included to merely give scale to the "space". This new body of work sees Derry transition from pastel to oils, to further explore the sky in all its glory.



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